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Dec 05, 2018

Farmers' anger
Agrarian distress can turn the tide for the Congress in rural Madhya Pradesh, but in towns and cities the BJP's grip is as strong as ever. By Anando Bhakto in BHOPAL

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Dec 05, 2018

Blow to democracy
Governor Satya Pal Malik's act of dissolving the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly when three political parties in the State were on the verge of forming a coalition government is of a piece with the systematic undermining of democratic polity in the State over the years.

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Dec 05, 2018

Angst in Ayodhya
Many Muslims flee their homes as they fear VHP and Shiv Sena cadres descending on the town will do more than competitive communal sloganeering in view of the coming Lok Sabha elections.

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Dec 04, 2018

Pre-election coup
With an eye on the elections next year, Maharashtra's BJP-Shiv Sena government passes a Bill granting 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions.

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Dec 04, 2018

Picking up the pieces
Cyclone Gaja devastates several districts in Tamil Nadu, and the State administration's tardy response to the aftermath worsens the situation on the ground.

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Dec 04, 2018

Patel statue and pillage of history
It is necessary for secular moderns to own a leader like Sardar Patel and not allow him to be appropriated by political Hinduism, to which he was opposed.

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Dec 04, 2018

Cold calculation
The Special Investigation Team finds that the Sanatan Sanstha, a right-wing organisation, did meticulous planning to eliminate the Bengaluru-based journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, who was a strong critic of the Hindutva ideology.

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Dec 04, 2018

‘Urban naxal is something of an oxymoron'
Interview with Professor Romila Thapar.

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Dec 04, 2018

The police & the Constitution
A charter of the CBI will be worthless unless it gives statutory recognition to the principle that it is a police officer's duty to enforce the law and to prevent and detect crime and that politicians cannot interfere in the discharge of this duty.

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Dec 04, 2018

In a tailspin
Struggling with massive financial losses from earlier this year, Jet Airways, a major player in India's aviation landscape, faces an uncertain future.

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Dec 01, 2018

Quirky cyclone
THE India Meteorological Department (IMD) has recorded that between 1891 and 2017 some 25 cyclonic systems that formed in the Bay of Bengal ended up i

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Nov 21, 2018

RSS' endgame in Ayodhya
There is no legal route for the present dispensation to use an ordinance to build a Ram temple, but the Sangh Parivar looks set to resort to legal thuggery with elections to several State Assemblies round the corner and general elections due in 2019.

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Nov 20, 2018

Pilgrimage politics
Protests, activism and political sparring mark the start of the Sabarimala season, amid unprecedented police curbs.

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Nov 20, 2018

Gruesome assault
The murderous sexual assault on a tribal girl in Dharmapuri district shocks Tamil Nadu. Equally shocking is the callous police investigation into the crime.

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Nov 20, 2018

Ahmedabad as Karnavati?
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced on November 8 that his government was considering renaming Ahmedabad as Karnavati and was exploring the

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Nov 20, 2018

New initiative
Tamil Nadu's School Education Department rolls out a series of measures aimed at preparing the State's students for the medical entrance test.

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Nov 08, 2018

Ram temple in place of memorial
A fresh controversy has arisen in Tripura, this time over the proposed construction of a Ram temple at a spot where a memorial had been planned for a

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Nov 08, 2018

Unstable in Goa
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health situation has brought governance in the State to a standstill and set off political power games.

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Nov 08, 2018

Striking legacy
The discovery of 1,700 Mysore rockets belonging to the 18th century gives a fillip to the argument that Tipu Sultan was a progressive king who made great advances in arms technology and was a formidable bulwark against the British East India Company in south India.

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Nov 08, 2018

Travesty of a slogan
The National Democratic Alliance government's policies seem geared to outsourcing the critical procurement needs of the Indian Army to the private sector and not to encouraging production in the public sector, belying the lofty objectives of Make in India.

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Nov 08, 2018

A ghastly murder
The gruesome killing of a 13-year-old Dalit girl in Salem district brings to the fore the growing number of casteist and sexual assaults on hapless women in Tamil Nadu.

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Nov 08, 2018

Architect of modern India
On Jawaharlal Nehru's contribution to shaping India into a modern industrial power.

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Nov 07, 2018

Now, Vedic science
Engineering students across the country will be introduced to a new kind of "science fiction" in the next academic year, thanks to the All India Coun

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Nov 07, 2018

The making of modern India
On Jawaharlal Nehru's contribution to shaping India into a modern industrial power.

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Nov 07, 2018

Blood on the tracks
The blame game follows the train accident that claimed the lives of 62 Dussehra revellers in Amritsar on October 19.

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Oct 24, 2018

Enemies overnight
The attacks against migrant workers in Gujarat are symptomatic of jobless growth and a resentment that has its roots in the governmental neglect of SMEs.

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Oct 24, 2018

Freedom at stake
The Governor's office invokes Section 124 of the Indian Penal Code against Nakkheeran magazine editor R.R. Gopal, but timely judicial intervention saves the day for press freedom.

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Oct 24, 2018

Day of reckoning
Social media in India erupt with #MeToo complaints as women from various fields, including cinema and the media, out prominent personalities, including a Union Minister who has been forced to step down.

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Oct 24, 2018

Death of a Ganga activist
The environmental scientist-turned-sanyasi Prof. G.D. Agrawal breathed his last on October 11 after being on a fast for 111 days since June 22 to save

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Oct 24, 2018

Another election farce
The local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir, held after 13 years, were marked by tepid reception throughout the Valley, bred by the Centre's "muscular policy" and the continuing threat of militants who have been only too willing to pull the trigger.

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Oct 24, 2018

Courts and Babri Masjid
When the Ayodhya dispute comes up for hearing before the Supreme Court on October 29, the fundamentals of India's secular polity, public confidence in the court and the court's own prestige and self-esteem will all be at stake.

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Oct 24, 2018

Battleground Sabarimala
The hill shrine of Sabarimala in Kerala erupts in unprecedented violent protest as young women try to make their way to the temple following the Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to pray there.

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Oct 24, 2018

Hounding Rohingyas
India deports seven Rohingya men to Myanmar, attracting sharp criticism from human rights organisations and striking fear in the minds of Rohingya refugees living in the country.

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Oct 23, 2018

The mosque in Islamic law and faith
NO one who has followed Justice J.S. Verma's pronouncement, on and off the bench, should be surprised at his sweeping and woefully ignorant remark in

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Oct 23, 2018

Faith and politics
The battle for the hearts of Ayyappa devotees aggrieved by the Supreme Court's verdict on the entry of women of all ages at the Sabarimala temple is a

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Oct 12, 2018

Daily Desher Katha resumes publication after High Court order
By Suhrid Sankar ChattopadhyayIn a major victory for Daily Desher Katha, the newspaper run by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura, the T

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Oct 10, 2018

Firing backlash
The death of two youths during an agitation by students in a high school in Uttar Dinajpur district has resulted in a massive political uproar in West Bengal.

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Oct 10, 2018

Decline of an observatory
An observatory in Muzaffarpur, which had "excellent astronomical equipment", has been allowed to go to rack and ruin and sink into oblivion.

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Oct 09, 2018

Distrust in the Valley
Political workers are refusing to canvass in Kashmir for the local body elections amid militant threats and a growing lack of faith in democracy among residents.

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Oct 09, 2018

Encounter epidemic
The process of investigation into crime and prosecution of criminals needs to be protected from interference by politicians, and international protocols should be followed to make sure fake encounters do not take place.

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Oct 09, 2018

Census opportunity
The proposed inclusion and categorisation of data pertaining to the socially and educationally backward classes in Census 2021 will fulfil a long-delayed need even as it upholds the constitutional mandate of social equality and social justice.

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Oct 09, 2018

Drug addiction: A different approach
A recent study draws attention to the need to decriminalise addiction and shows how a high rate of conviction under the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has not led to any long-term solution.

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Oct 09, 2018

Change of guard in the Congress
The unceremonious removal of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and the installation of former Trinamool

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Oct 09, 2018

Awards for Frontline journalist
Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed of Frontline in Bengaluru recently won two awards. The Laadli Media & Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2017 in the "In

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Oct 09, 2018

Now fly direct to Gangtok
On September 24, the tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim got its long-awaited airport. Situated at a height of 4,500 feet (1,350 metres) at Pakyong, around

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Oct 09, 2018

Road to ruin
The government's late reaction to the IL&FS crisis is likely to achieve little, but the larger question is whether the company deserves to be saved.

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Sep 26, 2018

Implant anguish
Persistent efforts by affected patients and a new government report expose the huge trauma and loss caused to thousands in India by a faulty Johnson & Johnson hip replacement device.

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Sep 26, 2018

History of betrayals
The National Security Adviser's rants against Jammu and Kashmir's Constitution stem from not only ignorance of history but also the fascist mindset of the RSS and the BJP.

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Sep 26, 2018

‘Economists should also engage with popular movements and people at large'
Interview with Jean Dreze, economist.

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Sep 26, 2018

Bishop in the dock
An unprecedented protest by a group of nuns in Kerala leads to the arrest of a bishop on the charge of raping a nun.

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Sep 26, 2018

Limits of credibility
The government faces questions on its claims of ignorance about the working details of the Rafale deal and the bypassing of due process in finalising it.

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Sep 25, 2018

Firm resolve to support their cause
MAHESH ZAGADE was Commissioner of the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2011 to 2015. It was on his watch that the controversy over

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Sep 25, 2018

Long trek to justice
The Supreme Court judgment ordering a compensation of Rs. 50 lakh to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan who was wrongfully accused of espionage will have a far-reaching impact on all cases of wrongful arrest and confinement where the victims seek compensation and action against erring officers.

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Sep 25, 2018

Cinderellas of growth
Economic growth did not result in higher wages for the Indian workforce even in the organised sector, and wage disparities widened as employers moved to the contractual employment pattern.

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Sep 25, 2018

Denying their due
Accredited health activists and anganwadi workers are not given their rightful place and due. The NDA government's announcement hiking their honoraria is seen as an election sop at best.

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Sep 25, 2018

Thirty-seven days to freedom
A true story of heroism by the crew of the MV Safeer when they braved the severest adversity and managed to sail out of war-torn Kuwait in September 1990 with 722 Indian expatriates, including 265 women and children, and bring them safely to Dubai, in one of the biggest sea evacuations of people in a cargo vessel designed to carry only 40 persons. This humanitarian mission, carried out free of cost, is a shining example of the resounding success achieved by the collective efforts of Indians from all walks of life.

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Sep 25, 2018

Saviour detained
AFTER the Safeer completed the rescue mission on September 7, 1990, it sailed for Bedi Bunder in Gujarat. There the ship was given detention orders a

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Sep 25, 2018

Acknowledgement
WE wish to thank and acknowledge the efforts of all the parties who were responsible for making this mission successful. Our thanks to K.P. Fabian an

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Sep 12, 2018

Politics of history
The Sangh Parivar is at war with India's history, which is in no small measure aided by the British rulers' interpretations and interventions. The Somnath temple and Babri Masjid controversies are cases in point.

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Sep 12, 2018

Flyover collapse and many questions
The collapse of the Majerhat bridge, one of the busiest flyovers of Kolkata, has once again exposed gross negligence on the part of the Trinamool Con

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Sep 12, 2018

Dams in distress
Amid accusations that the Kerala floods were a man-made disaster, it is important to take a close look at the structural limitations of the State's river basins and other issues such as topography, water and power needs, and extreme event predictions.

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Sep 12, 2018

Road and ruin
A greenfield expressway corridor passing through five northern districts of Tamil Nadu threatens to affect 159 villages, dispossessing farmers of their fertile land and leaving them with no means of earning a livelihood.

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Sep 11, 2018

Migrants and beyond
Against Assam's chequered history of illegal immigrants, the recent campaigns against the updating of the National Register of Citizens are seen as attempts to communalise the exercise and overlook the historical loss of political and economic space suffered by its indigenous people.

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Sep 11, 2018

Drafted in a vacuum
There are serious concerns over the efficacy of the Anti-Trafficking Bill, which neither addresses the root causes of trafficking nor provides for protection and rehabilitation of victims.

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Sep 11, 2018

Cloud over compensation
Confusion prevails over fixing compensation for acquisition of land for development, leaving scores of farmers in the lurch.

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Sep 11, 2018

Making of a ‘green' highway
Nearly 70 per cent of the land required for the expressway is fertile farmland.

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Sep 11, 2018

Mountain of a task
With thousands of flood refugees finding it hard to return to their homes in view of waterlogging, lack of sanitation and clean drinking water and the outbreak of diseases, Kerala launches a funds mobilisation drive to begin the gargantuan task of rebuilding its infrastructure and economy.

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Sep 11, 2018

Caste equations
Vanniyars, a Most Backward Caste (MBC) group, and Dalit Parayars constitute about 80 per cent of the farming community in the districts of Kancheepura

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Sep 11, 2018

Growing discontent
IT was a unique display of strength, resilience and determination. On September 5, nearly one and a half lakh workers, including agricultural workers

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Sep 11, 2018

Prolonged violence
The local body elections in West Bengal saw violence and killings right from April, when the filing of nominations began. Bloody conflict has erupted

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Aug 29, 2018

Clean Ganga remains a dream
Four years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of the Namami Gange project, the river remais as dirty as ever.

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Aug 29, 2018

Vande Mataram: Text in Context
Vande Mataram has now emerged as the battle cry of militant Hindutva as the Sangh Parivar discards all veneer of a pluralistic ethos in the nation's cultural life.

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Aug 29, 2018

‘An attempt to create fear and terror'
Interview with Umar Khalid, JNU student.

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Aug 16, 2018

Millions in limbo
Fear and anxiety grip lakhs of people in Assam who have been left out of the final NRC draft. BY Suhrid Sankar Chattopadhyay

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Aug 16, 2018

‘Assam is for Indians'
Interview with Samujjal Bhattacharjya, chief adviser of AASU. BY Suhrid Sankar Chattopadhyay

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Aug 16, 2018

‘Citizenship eligibility is not family-based'
Interview with Prateek Hajela, State Coordinator of the National Register of Citizens in Assam. By Sushanta Talukdar

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Aug 16, 2018

Non-citizens and history
It is a shame that our contemporary public discourse on amending citizenship laws aims primarily at containing spatial mobility. bY Sanjib Baruah

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Aug 16, 2018

Assam's anxiety
The Naredra Modi government's religion-based approach casts a shadow over the process of updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam and the hopes of arriving at a solution to the vexed foreigners issue in accordance with the 1985 Assam Accord. by Sushanta Talukdar

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Jul 31, 2018

Problematic report card
A DETAILED report brought out recently by the Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's Pratichi Institute, titled "Primary Education in West Bengal: The Scope for

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Jul 31, 2018

The judge's new robe
How the three judges on the Federal Court wrote to one another about the clothes they were going to wear in court and how their appearance would impact their authority. By Abhinav Chandrachud

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Jul 31, 2018

The wrongs in Kashmir
It is hard to imagine a more even-handed report than the "Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir" by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which the Indian envoy to the U.N. cited dishonestly as "relying on unverified sources of information".

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Jul 31, 2018

Councils of contention
Following the All India Muslim Personal Law Board's plans to open more Darul Qazas in the country, community leaders try to keep the lid on misconstrued notions about them being parallel judicial centres.

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Jul 30, 2018

For awareness programmes, not laws
Interview with Pratik Sinha, co-founder of Alt News, a fact-checking website that busts fake news.

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Jul 18, 2018

Now, they can sit and serve
They can sit down during work, finally. A grave injustice, against which low-wage employees in Kerala's textile and jewellery shops have been protesti

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Jul 18, 2018

Killer message
The dangers of fake news become alarming as five nomads are lynched in Maharashtra after a doctored video of child lifters spreads fear and hate.

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Jul 17, 2018

Shotgun marriage
The coerced takeover of the publicly owned IDBI Bank by LIC, the country's largest insurer, will neither protect the interests of the beleaguered bank nor further the interests of the insurer or its policyholders.

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Jul 17, 2018

Police raj
Midnight knocks on doors and wee-hour arrests of those who raise voices of dissent have virtually become the order of the day in Tamil Nadu of late.

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Jul 17, 2018

Revisiting Aurangzeb
A careful reading of history shows that Aurangzeb was not a bigot, although he used religion to further his political ends, and that the interests of the Mughals and the Rajputs were, in fact, identical.

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Jul 17, 2018

Model move
The successful resettlement of tribal communities from a village in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve offers important lessons for other States.

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Jul 17, 2018

Politics of diet
Data from various surveys prove that India is anything but a vegetarian nation, but ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre there have been attempts to demonise meat-eating and to impose the vegetarian food habits of certain sections of Hindus on the rest of India.

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Jul 17, 2018

Faulty prescription
Citing grave misuse of oxytocin in milch animals, the Centre restricts the manufacture and retail sale of the drug used to prevent postpartum haemorrhage and excessive bleeding after childbirth.

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Jul 04, 2018

Hope springs eternal
In the group stage, some of the less-fancied teams make their mark with hard-fought victories or narrow defeats against some of the superpowers of the Great Game.

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Jul 04, 2018

Policy flip-flop
The shift in the Narendra Modi government's defence procurement policy pertaining to core and non-core sectors and the abrupt cancellation and subsequent restoration of supplies from MSME units cause uncertainty in ordnance factories' purchases.

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Jul 04, 2018

Bitter glut
The Rs.7,000-crore bailout package for the sugar sector comes as a relief to farmers, who are in genuine distress, but experts say such measures will not help in the long run.

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Jul 04, 2018

Waiting for a new home
In a rare situation, bureaucratic delays are hampering the relocation of willing communities from five tribal villages in the Kawal Tiger Reserve in northern Telangana.

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Jul 04, 2018

Striking fear
Cow vigilantes lynch one man and severely injure another in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh two days before Eid, giving rise to the suspicion that there is a plan to create fear psychosis in the Muslim community at festival time.

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Jul 04, 2018

Divisive legislation
As Assam erupts in protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the ruling BJP and the Sonowal government are seen to be using the smokescreen of the process of updating the NRC in a bid to camouflage their actual position on the Bill.

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Jul 04, 2018

Scaling up the fight
A report presented at the U.N. Human Rights Council signals Dalit women's resolve to end the silence surrounding caste-based violence and discrimination.

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Jul 04, 2018

Pranab's mission with a purpose
The former President of India consciously gave the RSS the respectability it has long coveted. The RSS, in return, removed his deceptive cloak and gave him a new opening.

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Jul 04, 2018

CITU reaches out to millennials
Riding on its new slogan, "To reach the unreached worker", the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has, for the first time, reached out to e-commerc

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